H&L Environmental Services Ltd is the only IICRC Certified Firm in the Caribbean in the areas of Applied Microbial Remediation, Water Restoration, Fire and Smoke Remediation and Odour Control. What does that mean to you as our client? Let's explain a bit more about what the IICRC is and why the certification is important.
What is the IICRC?
The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification ) is a professional certification organization. The people who are certified through the IICRC are not noted as members but rather as registered technicians. The technicians would need to have passed certifications through approved instructors and training schools to qualify as having passed the correct certification programs.
The IICRC also puts together industry accepted language to create a common terminology to be used across the industry. This means that concepts and procedures such as restoration, inspections and cleaning can be discussed using words that mean the same to all technicians in the industry. The National Standards Institute of America (ANSI) have accredited the IICRC as a standards developer and a member of the institute. ANSI oversees the development of standards nationally that are accepted via a consensus of people in the industry. They also verify that the correct processes are followed by the companies developing the standard. While the used of these standards are voluntary, many of them have been added in to regulations or codes by various authorities. When it comes to contamination control, these standards are considered the most effective and thorough in the industry currently.
What are the basic standards for IICRC registered companies?
All technicians need to be fully trained and qualified and have passed required exams. All technicians must be involved in continuing education to keep up to date with industry changes. Companies that are registered must display integrity and honesty when providing information to their clients. IICRC certified companies must hold a liability insurance so that everyone is covered if there happened to be an accident. Certified companies must also maintain a written complaint policy. All disputes should be subject to arbitration through a third party arbitration company and recommendations and conclusions reached by the arbitration company should be adhered to.
We currently hold IICRC certifications in:
IICRC Certified Applied Mold Remediation
This certification is based on learning the principles of removing mold and sewage back-flow. This includes ensuring the health and safety of the workers on the property as well as the occupants. Mold remediation is a very important part of restoration especially after water damage.
IICRC Certified Water Damage Restoration
This certification is for technicians that have proved they are conversant in the science and practice of restoration after water damage. This includes extraction and containment of water as well as basic mold procedures. Techniques to dry structures effectively, assess the water damage as well as the effects on the structure itself. This helps staff to deal with sewage back-flows, water losses and contamination of the property.
IICRC Certified Fire and Smoke Remediation
This certification shows competence in the technical procedures of restoration of an environment which is damaged by smoke and fire. Technicians are able to demonstrate technical procedures combined with a practical approach to manage the site as well as price the restoration relatively accurately.
IICRC Certified Odor Control
This certification means that technicians have learned about odor detection, odor sources, olfaction and odor, equipment for removal, chemical options and applications as well as the theory of odor control. Technicians are able to deal with odors which result from urine contamination, decomposition, mold, fuel spills, volatile chemicals as well as odors from smoke and fire.
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